GMV presents its latest satellite-based air-navigation developments at the World ATM Congress 2017

GMV has taken the chance of its participation in the fifth World ATM Congress 2017, which is being held from 7 to 9 March in Madrid, to showcase some of its inhouse developments for the aeronautics sector. The congress, organized by the Civil Air Navigation Services Organization (CANSO) in association with the Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA), is expected to count with the presence of more than 7,000 professionals from 130 countries and 230 exhibitors.

The congress, held under the watchword ‘Adapting to Change in ATM- Creating the right Culture’, will bring together the world’s top air-navigation managers and the outstanding leaders of the aviation world and international aeronautics community, who will debate the burning issues and map out the industry’s future. A parallel exhibition open to the public will also be held, where companies will showcase state-of-the-art air-traffic control technologies and the products they are marketing. At the same time there will be working sessions and lectures on the activity, changes and challenges of this strategic sector.

In the last decade GMV’s significant and ongoing R&D effort in the aeronautics sector has spawned a comprehensive and varied range of air-traffic-management developments and applications, notably in the application of satellite navigation (GNSS) to performance based navigation and precision approach operations.

One of the main systems developed by GMV to support precision approach is emil, an automatic system for ground inspection of instrument landing systems (ILS) and VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) systems; these are radio-aid systems helping aircraft during the landing and en-route flight phases, respectively. Diverse airports of the Spanish Airports and Air Navigation Authority (ENAIRE), including the airports of Barajas in Madrid and El Prat in Barcelona, are now using this system, allowing them to slash radio-aid calibration costs.

Among the support tools for performance-based navigation, and within the magic family of products, GMV displayed magicGEMINI, a software tool for analyzing and monitoring the performance of GNSS-based navigation services, currently being used, among others, by PANSA (Poland’s Air Navigation Services Agency); magicIFP, a web application providing ground and inflight validation of approach procedures based on a Space Based Augmentation System (SBAS), and the magicLPV system for carrying out flight tests to demonstrate these benefits to pilots and airline companies.

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Last but not least srx-10i, currently deployed in Spanish airports, is an interference detector (including deliberate interference), enabling any airport to ensure the approach reliability and safety of any GNSS-based aircraft.

By displaying these solutions GMV also rounds out its range of satellite-navigation (GNSS) capabilities and products. GMV has been contributing to the development of satellite navigation for over 20 years now, a business activity that has made it one of the leaders in implementing Europe’s satellite-navigation strategy. GMV’s knowledge in this field and the experience and expertise of its team of professionals have won the company pole position in the development not only of navigation systems but also of various GNSS applications. This leading position has enabled GMV to become a trailblazer in the use of GPS, GLONASS, EGNOS and Galileo signals.